Presl Sedge - Carex preslii
Cespitose from short thick rootstalks. Culms 2-7 dm tall. The crown with conspicuous scale-like sheaths. Spikes 3-8, gynaecandrous, well-defined, aggregate or the lower separate in a head 1-2 cm long; lower bracts usually only slightly prolonged, the upper scale-like; scales ovate, reddish brown with green midvein and hyaline margines. Perigynia 3.5-4 mm long, ovate, thick, planovconvex, strongly winged, obscurely nerved, abruptly narrowed to a beak about 1 mm long (adapted from: Moss and Packer, 1994, Flora of Alberta, 2nd ed., revised).
Lesica (2012) includes this specis in synonymy of C. pachystachya.
AK to CA, NV, ID, MT, and WY (Kartesz in prep. 2012).
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Dry open slopes.
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.